PARTNERING WITH HERPROJECT TO EMPOWER WOMEN FACTORY WORKERS

Did you know that women make up more than 80% of the workers who run and operate the 300+ factories around the world that create the AE and Aerie styles you love?

You’ve told us the health and well-being of ALL women matters, which is why we want to take this opportunity to highlight our work with HERproject.

HERproject on the AE Blog

HERproject is a collaborative initiative that supports and empowers low-income women working in global supply chains. It brings positive changes to the daily lives of these women by providing workplace-based trainings on health, financial inclusion, and gender equality.

Since it was created in 2007, HERproject has worked in more than 900 workplaces across 14 countries, and has increased the well-being, confidence, and economic potential of more than 1,000,000 women.

HERproject on the AE Blog

AEO launched our partnership with HERproject in 2013 and so far, has brought the program to 17 factories in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India, reaching more than 15,000 women workers!

HERproject on the AE Blog

And this is just the beginning! We’re continuing to roll out the program to more factories to empower more and more women. With HERproject, we’re not just investing in women around the world, we’re investing in their families and communities.

 


 

What are you doing to support and empower women in your community and around the world? Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

AExME COUNCIL WORLD KINDNESS DAY TEE

Every day should be about doing your best to treat others with the gentle, loving care they deserve, but on this World Kindness Day, we want to take a moment to reflect on what it truly means to be kind.

AExME Council member Peyton Klein, who founded the Global Minds Initiative, answered some questions for us about the connections between kindness, diversity, and inclusion, and shared some behind-the-scenes info about the NEW limited-edition World Kindness Day tee she helped design.

Ready to show the world how much you care? Shop the tee now! 100% of sales benefit Global Minds Initiative.

AE with Global Minds

Q: Tell us about yourself and the Global Minds Initiative.

My name’s Peyton and I’m 18 years old. I’m a student at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, and the founder of the Global Minds Initiative. We’re a for-youth, by-youth organization and we bridge native English-speaking students and English language learners – so, immigrant refugee youth – across schools not only in Pittsburgh, but across Canada. We’re in 23 schools. And what we do is we create and promote inclusive environments in schools to celebrate diversity, to have important conversations, to foster intercultural friendships, and to really build up the next generation of not only leaders but empathetic, kind, and globally competent young leaders.

 

Q: What was your inspiration for this t-shirt?

“Diversity is a fact; inclusivity is a choice” is something that I say a lot. I think it sums up the way that our society and schools function. So we have this diversity, but it’s about what we do with it, right? Diversity is just having a variety of people with different things they can bring to the table. But inclusivity is finding a way to celebrate that diversity and really foster an environment that makes everyone feel welcomed and included. Together we can foster more inclusive and kind environments, which is why we’re really excited about World Kindness Day.

Peyton Klein

Q: What does kindness mean to you?

I think that there’s a definitive difference between being kind and being nice. Kindness is doing things with good and positive and moral intentions, whereas being nice is doing what’s right just for the sake of doing things that are right. But kindness is truly caring and understanding and working toward something, and I think that’s really cool.

 

Q: Any recs for kind things people can do?

First of all, be kind to yourself. I always preach self-care. Before you can be kind to others, you have to be kind to yourself, and love your body, love yourself, find things that make you happy and do them for you. And then do them for other people! Invest in mentoring someone. Talk to someone you don’t know and ask them how they’re doing – not in a quick, “How are you doing? Great,” way but, “HOW are YOU doing?” And have a conversation with them and care about what they’re saying because that’s so important.

AE Photoshoot with Global Minds

Q: How are you going to style this tee?

I’m probably going to get the tee in all sizes! With a small, I’ll probably wear it with some skinny jeans. With a medium, I’ll tuck it in with some high-waisted straight jeans. With a large, I’ll definitely tie it and wear it with overalls, and with an extra-large, I’ll probably sleep in it. You gotta represent!

 

Q: What else can people do to celebrate kindness and inclusivity?

If you’re interested in taking your passion for inclusivity beyond a t-shirt, feel free to reach out and get involved and start a Global Minds chapter in your school. Bridging the academic and social disconnect between native English-speaking students and immigrant refugees is so important. Everyone deserves to have global competency as well as a welcoming and inclusive school environment and experience!

 


 

These AExME Council members are changing the world, and so are YOU. Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.

Fall Outfits for Guys: Flannels

It’s no secret that fall is here, bringing cooling temps, the anticipation of the holidays, and the return of your favorite shirt of all time – the flannel shirt. Designed with super-soft fabric in bold prints, flannels know a thing or two about keeping you warm and on-trend this season.

But if you’re already running out of ideas for this season’s must-have layer, check out how to wear a flannel with your fave AE jeans, and why we’re so into them right now.

 

Simple Flannel Outfit Ideas

Tired of the same old flannel look every time you wear one? We’ve got you covered with different options like these:

  • Roll up the sleeves for a casual, laid-back vibe.
  • Button up flannel allll the way up for a put-together, buttoned-up look (literally).
  • Wear your flannel with a graphic tee underneath rep what you love.
  • Layer on a Sherpa jacket or puffer coat for a look that’s all about comfort.
  • Go old school by wearing your flannel tied around your waist for a bit of ‘90s ‘tude.

AE Men's Flannel

Soft Fabrics + Bold Designs

Now that you’re set with some styling inspo, we can dive into why we’re so into this season’s flannels – they’re insanely, unbelievably soft, and they come in trend-forward colors and designs.

AE Men's Flannel

Seriously Soft Flannels

Flannels are there for you every time you need an easy, on-the-go layer. And since we only make ‘em in super-soft fabrics, you’ll never have to sacrifice comfort for convenience.

AE Men's Flannel

Plaids, Solids, and More

Flannel does not have to mean plaid. Shocking, we know. But AE flannels come in all kinds of designs – including that classic plaid you know and love, plus bold solid colors, too. Change up your flannel style by going for a solid color, a flannel-lined denim jacket, or a flannel hooded shirt.

 


 

Show us how you wear fall flannels by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

Fall Must-Haves: 3 Ways to Wear Sherpa

If you haven’t noticed yet, sherpa is showing up everywhere this season. Like really, everywhere – from the bleachers at the big game to the hallways at school, from local fall festivals to your daily commute. Sherpa – that OMG so soft, holy moly cozy, fuzzy fabric you love – is better than ever this year.

Looking for ways to wear sherpa jackets, hoodies, pullovers, and sweatshirts this fall? Check out these three awesome outfits handpicked by our stylists.

 

Athletic Twist:

Sherpa Hoodie & Corduroy Skirt

AE Sherpa Hoodie

Corduroy and sherpa? Could there be a better combo? We think not. Wear a soft sherpa hoodie with a high-waisted corduroy skirt to mix fabrics and play up textures. Choose a striped print to add even more dimension, and wear the fit with sneakers for an athletic twist.

 

Comfort Queen:

Sherpa Pullover & Mom Jeans

AE Sherpa Pullover

Make sure you’re ready for every outing in corduroy Mom jeans and a sherpa pullover. Designed with a quarter zip-neck and bold prints, sherpa pullovers are all about easy style. Wear them with Mom jeans and you’ve got the trifecta of cool – sherpa, Mom jeans, AND corduroy.

 

Cozy Grunge:

Sherpa Denim Jacket & Printed Jeggings

AE Sherpa Denim Jacket

You thought prints were done? Think again. Start with trend-forward printed Curvy jeans, then layer on a band tee with a sherpa-lined denim jacket to add cozy, grungy vibes. Complete the look with booties and a studded belt and you’re set with a look that’s ready for a concert or a haunted hay ride.

 

Show us how you wear cozy Sherpa by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

Fall Faves: Corduroy

We’ve got big news. Corduroy, your favorite classic, textured fabric, is back and better than ever this season. And while you might be thinking corduroy is too old school for you, think again. We’ve updated this iconic, vintage-inspired fabric to make it super comfy and cool.

If you’re already on board with this throwback style, check out the corduroy collection to find your next fave fit! But if you’re cord-curious, read on to see why we can’t stop talking about this “it” fabric in this season’s must-have designs!

AE Corduroy

Super Soft Fabrics

One of the biggest updates to AE’s corduroy is its ability to stretch, flex, and move with you. Adding stretch to our corduroy makes it comfy enough to keep up with all the moves you’re making this season. Plus, the touchably soft texture means you can keep cozy while lookin’ good.

AE Corduroy

Stay Golden Hues

Make an impression in super-soft corduroy in rich fall hues worth repeating all season long. Choose pastels to lighten your look or deeper, darker colors for a bolder vibe. And if you’re feeling daring, branch out with prints like stripes, plaid, and camouflage that go with your fave fall shirts and tops.

AE Corduroy

How to Wear Corduroy

When it comes to rocking corduroy, there are no rules. This vintage style lets you shape your look the way you want. With styles including Mom jeans, a high-waisted skirt, and corduroy overalls, the options go way beyond basics! Wondering what to wear with your cord bottoms? Complete your look with fall essentials like striped sweaters, fuzzy Sherpa hoodies and sweatshirts, and cropped cardigans.

 


 

Show us how you wear corduroy by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!

 

Keep It Simple: 3 Fall Outfits for Guys

A great cold-weather outfit doesn’t need to be complicated. Sometimes all you need is a t-shirt, your favorite pair of jeans or joggers, and an extra layer for warmth. Looking for some layering season inspiration? Check out these laid-back fall outfits, featuring your fave t-shirts and tops from American Eagle.

 

Outfit #1: T-Shirts on T-Shirts

What’s better than one t-shirt? How ‘bout two? For this look, layer a long sleeve tee under a short sleeve graphic t-shirt to make sure you’re warm and comfy when temps drop. Rep what’s important to you with graphic t-shirts like band tees, pop culture t-shirts, NBA t-shirts, and more.

AE Men's T-Shirts

Complete the look with a baseball hat and AirFlex jeans designed with lightweight flexibility and comfort.

 

Outfit #2: Work Style

This outfit’s all about versatility, whether you’re heading to class or chilling with friends. Start with a short sleeve t-shirt in your favorite color then balance out the look with slim jeans that show off your shoes and a bright work shirt in corduroy, this season’s “it” fabric, for a pop of color.

AE Men's T-Shirts

Outfit #3: Button Up Your Look

Start this look with a basic t-shirt in your favorite shade, then throw on a seriously soft flannel shirt in a complementary print for a layered look that’s super-simple and comfy. Flannels are never a bad choice this time of year – make sure to keep one handy for all those bonfires, hay rides and harvest fests you’re hitting up.

AE Men's T-Shirts

Wanna keep the comfy vibes going? Pair your tee with fleece joggers in a neutral tone. Designed with super-soft fleece and the tapered look that goes with all your sneakers, AE joggers are all about function and comfort.

 


 

Show us your fall outfits by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!